OPI Polka.com Layering Combinations

OPI Polka.com Swatches Layered Over Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red, Blue & BlackAfter wearing OPI Polka.com over Essie Mint Candy Apple (a mint green) as a full manicure, I was itching to try layering it over other colours.

So what did I do? I scratched that itch!

My OPI Polka.com Layering Combinations confirmed my suspicions – this glittery nail polish is truly versatile.

In this post, you’ll see how it looks absolutely stunning over everything from a pale yellow to a jet black.

If you’re a fan of glitter and layering it over different-coloured basis, I highly recommend that you pick up OPI Polka.com before it’s too late. This is one of the more interesting glitters, and it creates a neat Easter-egg, speckled effect!

Just to remind you what OPI Polka.com looks like, below is a macro shot. You can see all the gorgeous colours and different-sized shapes.

And, you can click here to see my detailed OPI Polka.com Swatches & Review post. You’ll see it layered over Essie Mint Candy Apple in various lighting.

OPI Polka.com Pictures

OPI Polka.com Layering Combinations & Swatches

OPI Polka.com Swatches

I used 2 coats of each base colour and just 1 coat of OPI Polka.com.

Left-Right: NCLA Tennis Anyone?, TopShop Late Show, Nicole by OPI Still Into Pink, China Glaze Ruby Deer, China Glaze Calypso Blue, Nicole by OPI Stand by Your Manny & Deborah Lippmann Fade to Black

(Note: If you’d like to see my detailed swatches and review posts, click on the above links. Also, all of the above were provided by PR, except for China Glaze Ruby Deer and China Glaze Calypso Blue, which I purchased myself.)

OPI Polka.com Swatches Layered Over Yellow, Purple, Pink, Red, Blue & Black

OPI Polka.com Layered Over Yellow, Purple & Pink

Left-Right: NCLA Tennis Anyone?, TopShop Late Show & Nicole by OPI Still Into Pink

OPI Polka.com Layered Over Red, Dark Blue & Light Blue

Left-Right: China Glaze Ruby Deer, China Glaze Calypso Blue & Nicole by OPI Stand by Your Manny

OPI Polka.com Over Black Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann Fade to Black

My favourite layering combinations of these ones are the pale yellow, light blue, and black.

Which layering combinations are your favourites? What would you layer under OPI Polka.com?


28 thoughts on “OPI Polka.com Layering Combinations

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Bathelen!

      Really? I find that glitter polishes are not fussy because you can just slap them on when you’re lazy. The only thing is removing them takes some effort. But, I understand they’re not for everyone. Sometimes a simple creme polish is beautiful!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Erin Ortiz!

      You’re welcome! I was really curious, myself, and then I got excited when I saw that it was really versatile over many other shades.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Cal!

      It’s gorgeous over dark blue. I would also want to see this over a white, but I didn’t think at the time to try it out.

  1. Nic

    I am wearing this as a gradient over OPI I Theodora You right now, and I think it’s really lovely – sort of soft but fun.

  2. laura

    Super helpful. Thanks! My favorite is probably over Calypso Blue. I think it’d also look neat over OPI It’s My Year or one of its dupes.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Laura!

      YAY! Hearing that you found it helpful makes this post worth the effort. I’m so happy that it’s useful!

      I think OPI Polka.com would look fantastic over a grey! Just thought of the combination now.

  3. Lucy

    I recently bought OPI’s polka.com in a set with three other colours to layer it with. I really like it, but how do you get it off?! I tried the usual method for glitter polishes of cotton pads soaked in acetone with aluminium foil, but all it did was take the polish off and remove the colour from the pieces of glitter. The glitter itself was still stuck to my nails with bits of polish in between. After several tries, I had no choice but to pick the glitter off and damage my nails in the process. Any help?

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Lucy!

      Aww, you damaged your nails? I’m sorry to hear that! My remover got off all the glitter with a little bit of elbow grease. (I use the one from Sally Beauty Supply – the acetone one (not 100% acetone). It’s the pink one. There were only one or two pieces of glitter that remained, and yes, I had to pick those off.

  4. Jenn

    I found this one recently on clearance at Sally’s for like a buck. The base had turned a dirty color from the glitter soaking in it so long, so they must not have used solvent-resistant glitters. I haven’t worn it yet but like Lucy, I’ve had the same experience trying to remove glitters. Some of my newer glitters and indie glitters don’t give me such a problem removing; I wonder if it has to do with the base or the type of glitter used.

    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Jenn!

      Wow, what a major score? Just a buck?! Hmm…so odd to hear about the base changing colour, though. After reading your comment, I fished out my bottle from my Helmer to check if it had turned a different colour, but mine still seems okay. I wonder if there were bad batches…

      I’m curious, too, as glitters seem easier to remove than many years ago. It sometimes varies from brand to brand or even collection to collection, but I see what you’re saying. It would be interesting if someone ‘in the know’ could tell us the inside scoop about if the base of type of glitter used is something new. Hmm! Interesting!


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